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Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Great Awakening

A half-dozen Nebbletts merge into the foot traffic while checking apps for the departure gate. 

Charlie twenty-two.

We've got three hours. There's no hurry. 
Soft, the hum of smooth wheels on polished floors fills my ears. 
These sights and sounds are almost familiar enough to be home, but still there's a spark. I recognize wonder in it all... 

I watch faces. Note destinations. 
Count three 747s in a row, all in preflight at the terminal's heart. 

Manilla, Narita, Seoul, 
London, Amsterdam...

From Detroit?
Suddenly, I'm struck.

The world is so small.
So small...


I finally settle into a sun-bathed seat at C22 after extracting a vibrating iPhone from my pocket.
And I'm reminded just how large is the family of faith we belong to...

Big family, small world.

That email was typed in Europe. As were the 6 before it. And 40 others like it I've received today. They're proof that something is happening on the other side of the Atlantic, and around the globe, something it's our privilege, our duty, to be a part of...

I call it another great awakening.

And it's fueled by prayers, and tears, and sweat, and blood...

The question is, is it fueled by me?

In a few months time, I'll be among the number flying to Austria for GYC in Europe. I hope some of you will too... 

But do you know what I hope even more?

I hope somehow we'll all come to understand how small the world is. 
How much we need to pray for one another.

And I hope you'll fuel the awakening in Europe especially, with your prayers, with your friends.
In your bible study group. Or youth group. Or on Skype. Whatever. 

Let's fuel the fire, and change the world. 





4 comments:

  1. Amen, brother!
    Thank you for sharing this, it has revived a longing In my heart to really do something for the cause!

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  2. Amen! I wish I could be there at GYC, but I'll be there in heart. My prayers go with you, Sean.

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  3. Hoping and praying to be THERE!!!!! ;-)))) Just got back myself from speaking and leading united prayer in Germany and before my very eyes I saw fires beginning…incredible!!! God is at work and His plans are much larger even than our own!!! I've become more and more convinced IF it's going to happen, HE has to do it. However, I'm grateful that He wants to use me in the process! "Lord, let me be your vessel! Fill me, use me!"

    So, Lord willing, see you and the GYC team there!! And we are ALREADY praying with you!!!

    By the way… your final comment, change the Word or change the World?? ;-)

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